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And the LORD spake unto the fish

And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land (Jonah 2:10 KJV)

The prophet Jonah attempted to escape from God’s presence and ended in the belly of a fish. After three days and three nights, the fish vomiting Jonah upon the dry land. It is obvious God orchestrated and monitored all the events of Jonah’s encounter with the fish. However, please note what the LORD did for the fish to vomit Jonah.

The verse above says God spoke to the fish. This portion of the text catches my attention as it reminds us of how God functions. He operates by speaking, and His Word does not always come in an audible voice, as we often imagine. God did not speak some language that the fish understood and obeyed. What happened to the fish is like what happened to the fig tree when Jesus said to it, except that Jesus spoke natural audible words.

Let me conclude this devotional with this profound truth: the fish, just as every other created object in our physical universe, has an interface that responds to the Word of God. Creation, whether spiritual or material, living or lifeless things, do respond to the Word of God. Therefore, whoever shall say unto this mountain be thou removed and no doubt in their hearts shall receive whatsoever they say. Do not keep your mouth shut but prophesy to your life! You are filled with the Spirit and therefore can speak the words of God.

Read more: How God works through His Hands and Mouth.

Meditate

How did the fish respond to the Word of God without the understanding that we have as humans?

Apply the Word

Let this truth sink deep in your heart: creation responds to the Word of God. God operates by speaking, so do His children who have His Spirit. Prophesy to the dry bones, and they will hear the Word of the Lord!

Pray

Thank the Father for the gift of His Spirit to speak His words on earth. 

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